The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) is a network of more than 100 coalitions statewide focused on building healthy communities through the prevention of substance use. This work is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

We’ve created an Alcohol Awareness Month social media toolkit in collaboration with the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project. See all of the social media shareables!

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Wisconsin (PDF).

Register now for 2024 Opioids, Stimulants, and Trauma Summit

Join us at the 2024 Opioids, Stimulants, and Trauma Summit! It’s May 7-9, 2024, in the Wisconsin Dells. Virtual attendance is available for most sessions. Registration is open through May 7. Preconference activities are scheduled for May 6, 2024.

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Promote Small Talks, Wisconsin’s underage drinking prevention campaign, in your community. You can order free Small Talks campaign materials.

Join the Small Talks email list to receive the Small Talks newsletter and updates about this campaign.

Real Talks Wisconsin

Real Talks Wisconsin is a collaboration of the Department of Health Services and the Department of Justice. It promotes conversations on the health and safety impacts of substance use in order to build supportive communities where prevention works, treatment is available, and recovery can happen for everyone.

Check out the website and partner resources at realtalkswi.org!

Order Real Talks Wisconsin posters!

Dose of Reality

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The updated Dose of Reality initiative is a series of webpages and resources that:

  • Provide information on the risks of opioids.
  • Provide information about safe storage and disposal of medications to keep them out of the hands of people who may misuse them.
  • Offer strategies to support people at risk of or experiencing an opioid use disorder.
  • Provide information on naloxone, its availability, and how to use it to reverse an opioid overdose.
  • Help people find treatment and recovery services for an opioid use disorder.

Check out the website and partner resources at doseofrealitywi.gov!

Order Dose of Reality posters!

Alcohol and Other Drug Use Statistics

Many statistics and reports on alcohol and other drug use can be found on the DHS website.

Resilient Wisconsin Resilient Wisconsin

Resilient Wisconsin is a statewide effort focused on how people and communities can live their best lives.

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The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is here and ready to help. Anyone can call or text 988 or chat via 988lifeline.org to get connected to a trained counselor. Counselors are here to support anyone experiencing a suicidal, mental health, or substance use crisis. You can also contact 988 if you’re concerned about someone. 988 is confidential and free to all. It is open 24/7.